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Bachelor of Arts, Art

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The B.A. in Art program supports the University’s goal of providing high quality undergraduate liberal arts programs with a “solid base of arts and sciences courses, designed for intellectual and personal growth and the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.” Career opportunities for graduates include artist, designer, arts administrator, art instructor, gallery and museum director, and computer-related fields.

The B.A. in Art provides a broad foundation in the liberal arts as well as specialized training in visual arts. The program is designed to provide students with:

  • Knowledge of the history of world cultures as reflected in art, including the contributions of women and Native American artists
  • Advanced skills in a variety of art techniques
  • Advanced skills in critical thinking, research, writing, speaking, and problem solving
  • Practical experience in a professional setting (e.g., teaching, exhibition experience, applied art and illustration: electronic design, newspaper, magazine and television).

Faculty

The art program benefits from a distinguished and dedicated faculty. These individuals work hard to maintain a healthy balance between teaching expertise, professional creative work, scholarly research, and community service.

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements (View)35
Written Communications Skills
ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
ENGLS211Intermediate Composition3
Humanities
ARTS261History of World Art I3
ARTS262History of World Art II3
*Must include 6 credits in two separate disciplines within the social sciences
Major Requirements45
ARTS162Color and Design3
ARTS205Intermediate Drawing*3
ARTS211Beginning Sculpture3
ARTS213Beginning Painting3
ARTS363History of Modern Art3
ARTS495Career Development for the Artist3
ENGLS311Advanced Composition **3
Select two from the following (6 credits):
ARTS201Beginning Ceramics3
ARTS209Beginning Printmaking3
ARTS222Digital Photography3
* ART S105 must be taken as a prerequisite to ART S205
** Grade C or higher
Emphasis18
Select two different emphasis areas from the following (9 credits each):
Ceramics
ARTS301Intermediate Ceramics3
ARTS401Advanced Ceramics*3
Drawing
ARTS305Advanced Drawing3
ARTS405Senior Drawing*3
Painting
ARTS313Intermediate Painting3
ARTS413Advanced Painting*3
Printmaking
ARTS309Intermediate Printmaking3
ARTS409Advanced Sculpture*3
Sculpture
ARTS311Intermediate Sculpture3
ARTS411Advanced Sculpture*3
*400-level ART courses may be repeated for credit
B.A. in Art without a Minor
Breadth Requirements without a Minor30
Minimum 15 credits must be upper division.
Humanities15

Must include ART S105 (ART S105 is a prerequisite for ART S205) and a world or Alaska language (Select 8 credits in a one-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language.)

Social Science:15
ELECTIVES8-10
B.A. in Art with a Minor
Breadth Requirements with a Minor18
Minimum 15 credits must be upper division.
Humanities9

Must include ART S105 (ART S105 is a prerequisite for ART S205) and a world or Alaska language (Select 8 credits in a one-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language.)

Social Science:9
Minor Requirements15-18
ELECTIVES*
*as needed to equal 120 credits.
 
 

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